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Last week, the Children in the Wilderness Zambezi team joined forces with Pristine Victoria Falls to organise a fun and informative afternoon workshop for 50 teachers and students from local schools. Pristine Victoria Falls is an organisation that is able to see that the issue of litter in our beautiful little town and surrounding areas...
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Following a visit last year to the Zambezi Elephant Welfare & Conservation Trust by the elders of Jabulani village, Shuvanayi Taruvinga, Wilderness Safaris Community Liaison for Zambezi, recently facilitated a follow-up workshop on human-elephant conflict (HEC) mitigation in the community. The training was well received, and will go a long way to improving the relationship...
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The negative impact of COVID 19 on students throughout Zimbabwe cannot be underestimated, with the majority losing two full years of learning, and many children’s reading and writing abilities in our area at an all-time low. Due to this, literacy is at the forefront of most of the CITW Zambezi team’s projects this year –...
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The importance of children’s early literacy development cannot be overstated, with a child’s success in school and later in life, to a great extent, dependent on their ability to read and write. Early literacy intervention has been at the forefront of the Children in the Wilderness Zambezi teams’ minds this year, mainly due to the...
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When it comes to education, it is often said that it is teachers who plant the seeds of knowledge within children. And once planted, these seeds then have the ability to grow spectacularly for years to come. With this in mind, CITW Zambezi is able to see and understand the crucial role that teachers play...
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Now more than ever, CITW Zambezi believes that children’s education on environmental awareness is vitally crucial in protecting and sustaining our beautiful wilderness areas. Through our Eco-Club programmes, we aim to build environmental awareness and empower students to find solutions and take constructive action on local pollution problems. This week we were so pleased to...
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Recognising the need to offer a second chance to girls who did not do well academically at school in neighbouring communities, Wilderness Safaris has initiated a sustainable life-skills programme focusing on agriculture. Started in partnership with Blue Collar Traveller (Children in the Wilderness Zambezi’s long-term scholarship sponsors), the Agri-Course for Girls programme commenced at the...
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As of last week, all of the staff in the Wilderness Victoria Falls office are looking into the future with much clearer vision! We at CITW set up our eye-testing and screening station in the garden of the Victoria Falls office and offered all staff at Wilderness the opportunity to get their eyes tested. The...
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The annual rains have arrived in full force in the usually drought-ridden area of Tsholotsho, in, Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland, bringing much-needed water for newly planted fields, and filling the natural waterholes and dams. With this area being notoriously difficult to farm, due to poor soil, extreme temperatures and an erratic rainfall pattern, it has provided relief...
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Cherished CITW supporters, Claude and Barbara Mayfield of the Zambezi Schoolbook Project, have been instrumental in improving literacy in rural Zimbabwe, a feat of exceptional fundraising, organisational and logistical skills. Since the inception of our partnership, and their first container of reading material was shipped from Atlanta in the USA in 2014, tens of thousands...
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